Help ! -Need AA light with long runtime on low/moonlight mode

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Speed4goal wrote:
Here is another option just my opinion. I live in Katrina country. Ground zero 40ft of water. Power out for weeks. You could keep the xstar lights. You said you use nihm batteries. I have about 40 I use. But I keep 200-300 alkaline aa around in case o can’t recharge when a hurricane hits and no power for two weeks. And can power my lanterns with adapters. You can get 100 alkalines for $25 use your eneloops and if it comes to it use the alkalines. They sit in storage for ten years. I mean are you really going to sit in your storm shelter for weeks months on end? If one eneloop gives a day of light per light. A alkaline should last longer. As much as you keep spending on lights. It would be cheaper to buy a hundred or couple hundred aa batteries and be done with it for the next ten years. I’ve gotten 150aa of amazon before and eBay for around $30 Chrome batteries, Duracell procells on sale. Ac delco, Amazon batteries etc. A case of 100 with the nihm would last more then enough in a shelter you’ll be out of food and water before light

Im not a huge fan of the toxic material used in throwaway batteries and end up in landfills . Im just a bit odd in that way . The jetbeam looks to be my best option so I plan to go that route.

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Well best of luck to you in your search.

You can drop off your used alkalines at any hardware store, walmarts, best buy etc. They don’t have to end up in landfills. I put them in a sand which bag. And drop it off at best buy its right at the front door. That way they get recycled into new batteries. Like what energizer is doing. Even the new energizer recharables are using recycled batteries in the materials

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jch10400 wrote:
Seeing the comments about the Jetbeam JET-1 MK got me wondering, so I charged up an Energizer “recharge NIMH “ 2300 mAh AA battery and put in my JET-1 MK at 2 PM Tuesday. Turned it on low mode and its still going strong 52 hours later. I’m leaving it on to see how long it lasts.

I also have Astrolux A01’s, but moonlight is too dim to be useful to my 57 year old eyes. I take two with me when I travel, and leave one lit in moonlight mode in the hotel room so I can find it if I need to get up at night. I usually have to turn it up to see well enough to move around.

EDIT: It’s now Sunday, and the light has been continuously on since 2 PM Tuesday. That’s at least 115 hours, and it’s still going strong. I’m not going to be around the rest of the day to see when it finally runs down, but I’m thinking it will go at least 120 hours on the lowest setting with a 2300 mAh NIMH battery. I may order a couple more of these!!

Interesting finding. One of the best budget light in 2016. I may also want to get more Smile

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jch10400 wrote:
Seeing the comments about the Jetbeam JET-1 MK got me wondering, so I charged up an Energizer “recharge NIMH “ 2300 mAh AA battery and put in my JET-1 MK at 2 PM Tuesday. Turned it on low mode and its still going strong 52 hours later. I’m leaving it on to see how long it lasts.

I also have Astrolux A01’s, but moonlight is too dim to be useful to my 57 year old eyes. I take two with me when I travel, and leave one lit in moonlight mode in the hotel room so I can find it if I need to get up at night. I usually have to turn it up to see well enough to move around.

_EDIT: It’s now Sunday, and the light has been continuously on since 2 PM Tuesday. _ That’s at least 115 hours, and it’s still going strong. I’m not going to be around the rest of the day to see when it finally runs down, but I’m thinking it will go at least 120 hours on the lowest setting with a 2300 mAh NIMH battery. I may order a couple more of these!!

Wow that is impressive…. almost a whole week. Imagine it with an energizer Lithium primary cell.

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This thread just made me purchase the JET-1 MK. Damn you people! Crazy

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The other half of the trade has been received and I’m playing with it now. All I had in my office was a half depleted rechargeable AA and a Purple eFest 14500. The WK50 seems to work well with the AA but not the eFest, I’m guessing it needs a button top, so I’ll get a magnet to see what the upside is.

Thanks for the opportunity to try a new light, sorry the A01 didn’t meet your needs.

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Lazy-R-us wrote:
The other half of the trade has been received and I’m playing with it now. All I had in my office was a half depleted rechargeable AA and a Purple eFest 14500. The WK50 seems to work well with the AA but not the eFest, I’m guessing it needs a button top, so I’ll get a magnet to see what the upside is.

Thanks for the opportunity to try a new light, sorry the A01 didn’t meet your needs.

Thank you for this trade. The A01 will be added to my collection. I like the looks of it but the moonlight mode is just a bit to
low for my shelter.

Let us know how the XTAR does on a alakaline battery on moonlight mode / runtime.

If anyone else has a long runtime moonlight mode light in AA/AAA and wants to do a trade for a XTAR, let me know.

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Pete7874 wrote:
This thread just made me purchase the JET-1 MK. Damn you people! Crazy

Yeah, that’s what happened to me in a different thread a while back…

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Pete7874 wrote:
This thread just made me purchase the JET-1 MK. Damn you people! Crazy

It’s a heck of a nice light.

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If you are looking for a “moonlight only” light, I got one of the HF old style 2xAA headlamps. It has a simple push ON/OFF and runs “almost forever” with Eneloops. I think I had to charge them once a year.

I really love the warm tint – yellow/orangy that calms you down and relaxes your eyes, kind of like a fireplace. Especially in a storm shelter that relaxing tint might be of a value.

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